withstood

[ with-stand, with- ]SEE DEFINITION OF withstood
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WITHSTOOD

He withstood the pain, and the boiling oil did not harm him.

I withstood all that, but you don't give up at all and step by step you are overcoming my resolve.

She had withstood attack from a German submarine for four hours.

Whatever the compulsion put upon her, she ought to have withstood it.

Then he will settle his score with the nobles of Naples who have withstood him.

This natural force is no more to be withstood than any other natural force.

If the wind had risen, no one could have withstood the temperature.

The attack was such that only the bravest men could have withstood it.

Only the tremendous resources of the North could have withstood the strain of such a delay.

Built of English brick, it had withstood the storms of years.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wiðstandan, from wið "against" (see with) + standan "to stand" (see stand (v.)); perhaps a loan-translation of Latin resistere "to resist" (see resist). Cf. Old Norse viðstanda, Old Frisian withstonda, Old High German widarstan. In 14c. and early 15c., withsit was in use with the same meaning. Related: Withstood; withstanding.

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